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Smooth Jazz Piano

Keyboard Style Series

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Smooth Jazz Piano (Keyboard Style Series). For Piano/Keyboard. Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series. Jazz, Instructional and Smooth Jazz. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. Instructional text. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.311095).

ISBN 063407394X. With instructional text. Jazz, Instructional and Smooth Jazz. 9x12 inches.

This comprehensive book and CD package will teach you the basic skills you need to play smooth jazz piano. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the tricks used by the pros. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band. Specifically, you'll learn: scales and chords, harmony and voicings, progressions and comping, rhythmic concepts, melodies and soloing, characteristic stylings, the history of jazz, and more. THE HAL LEONARD KEYBOARD STYLE SERIES provides focused lessons that contain valuable how-to insight, essential playing tips, and beneficial information for all players. Comprehensive treatment is given to each subject, complete with a companion CD.

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The Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series provides focused lessons that contain valuable how-to insight, essential playing tips, and beneficial information for all players. Comprehensive treatment is given to each subject, complete with a companion CD.

  • 1. What Is Smooth Jazz? 
  • 2. Scales and Chords 
  • Major Scales and Modes 
  • Pentatonic and Blues Scales 
  • Natural and Melodic Minor Scales 
  • Triads 
  • Seventh (Four-Part) Chords and Alterations 
  • Ninth (Five-Part) Chords and Alterations 
  • 3. Smooth Jazz Keyboards Harmony and Voicings 
  • Voicing Concepts 
  • Major Triad Inversions 
  • Minor Triad Inversions 
  • "Triad-Over-Root" Chord Voicings 
  • Major Seventh Chord Inversions 
  • Minor Seventh Chord Inversions 
  • "Four-Part-Over-Root" Chord Voicings 
  • "Seven-Three" Extended Chord Voicings 
  • "Double Fourth" Shapes and Chord Voicings 
  • 4. Smooth Jazz Progression and Somping 
  • Rhythmic Concepts 
  • Straight Eighths Groove #1 - Style of "Stevie Wonderful" 
  • Straight Eighths Groove #2 - Style of "She Likes to Watch" 
  • Swing Eighthts Groove #1 - Style of "I Meant What I Said" 
  • Straight Sixteenths Groove #1 - Style of "Chopsticks" 
  • Straight Sixteenths Groove #2 - Style of "Baby Come to Me" 
  • Straight Sixteenths Groove #3 - Style of "Roome of Breathe" 
  • Straight Sixteenths Groove #4 (ballad) - Style of "Just to be Loved" 
  • Swing Sixteenths Groove #1 - Style of "Get It On" 
  • Swing Sixteenths Groove #2 - Style of "Rejoyce" 
  • Swing Sixteenths Groove #3 - Style of "PCH" 
  • 5. Smooth Jazz Melodies and Soling 
  • "Target Note" and "Scale Source" Concepts 
  • Melodies Using Major andMinor Scales 
  • Melodies Using Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales 
  • Soling with Blues and Pentatonic Scales 
  • Soling with Dorian and Mixolydian Modes 
  • Soling with Altered Scales over Dominant Chords 
  • Combining All Soloing Techniques 
  • 6. Style File 
  • 1. Live Inside Your Love 
  • 2. On the Slopes 
  • 3. Sweetest Dreams 
  • 4. Jacket and Tie 
  • 5. Listen to Me 
  • 6. Gotta Groove 
  • 7. Night Games 

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